Thursday Doors, September 22

Castiglioncello is a coastal town about half way from here to Cinque terre in the north, far enough from me that I went there for the first time with my uncle only now.

I don’t think we did the usual scenic walk but rather found a graffiti-lined passage to a hidden beach. There is something about the sea colour in those parts. More images from this walk coming up, but today an assortment of Castiglioncello doors, with two runaways from other towns added in the end.

Photo: a © signature mmm production

For Norm Frampton’s Thursday Doors challenge.

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  1. dennyho says:

    Love your photos this week. Anything near the Cinque Terra captures my attention! I like the door that sits way above the steps…as if it is floating on the wall in which it was built.

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    1. Thank you, Denny! It’s still almost two hours from this town to Cinque terre though.

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      1. dennyho says:

        Closer than me, I’m a days flight away. Hope to return on another trip at some point to complete the trail. It was partially closed due to the slides when we were there three years ago. Still, a magnificent hike!

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      2. That’s true, but you were closer than me. I’m still waiting for my first visit! As far as I can see though, the entire Italy is rather magnificent.

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      3. dennyho says:

        REALLY! Now I’m impressed with myself! Hahaha. You must go….if only to see the colorful doors. It is magical, as was my entire Italian getaway.

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  2. Dan Antion says:

    These are all great. I like the one that has the round-pointed window so far above it. It’s hard to tell if that is set back, or directly over the door. It’s beautiful , though.

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    1. Thanks, Dan. I’m not sure I know which door you mean, help?

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      1. Dan Antion says:

        The caption is “A couple of double door images. From afar…”

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      2. Thanks. I see now that it could also appear as not directly above but as I recall that was the case.

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  3. Norm 2.0 says:

    Another amazing collection 🙂
    It seems that every small town you visit is picture postcard perfect.
    I love that last one with the bike up on the wall. Such an eclectic mix of elements in that shot I can’t stop staring at it. Nicely done.

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    1. Oh, thank you so much, Norm. I’m quite certain Italy is a bit on a magic side and I’m worried about ever visiting any other country and whether it would deliver. (Nahh, exaggerating a bit.) The last one is one big visual mess and I’m glad to hear you find it worthwhile.

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  4. Vicky says:

    These are so lovely, Photos 7&8 catch my eye with the unusual door arch and upper window, way above the door, almost like a jigsaw puzzle in the fitting together… love the capture of heat in the shots too…

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    1. Thank you, Vicky. 🙂 I think you know about the heat, but these were taken just a few days ago, so it wasn’t as hot anymore, just that the sunlight around here is so… direct and piercing.

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  5. These are just precious! How lucky are you to live in Italy and be able to travel through those wonderful towns! Try finding something like that here in LA… 😀

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    1. 🙂 Well, thanks, Angela, I know I’m lucky, but I remember clear as night how I was leaving LA, our plane taking off over the ocean as it does, and the thought on my mind was: I’ll be back.

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      1. Oh, LA It has its many charms, and I live it. But it lacks things that are old and full of character. I hope you have a chance to come back.

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  6. Joanne Sisco says:

    If I counted correctly, my favourite is the door 5th up from the bottom. It’s the authoritarian-looking door with a ledge that wraps around the building. The transom window has been built above the ledge which looks like such an unusual design. Love it!

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    1. Thanks, Joanne. The 6th photo from the bottom, the same door from a bit further away, make me crazy with its unlevel levels again, but I wished to include it anyway. I’m glad you find it of interest.

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  7. Terrific door captures! We traveled by bus and train from Cannes to Cinque Terre last summer; the weather was hot! But Cinque Terre is a destination to visit so do go when you can; my only regrets are that I was busy looking at other scenery to photograph and did not focus on doors (we also hiked one trail that was open but my wife did the hike twice from opposite ends!).
    We didn’t know about this village, Casitglioncello, but maybe the train didn’t stop here and our commute was a day long in the hot weather so we probably wouldn’t have visited anyway. But if we go back to Cinque Terre we might look for this place too. Liked all of your doors in this post but favored your Urban Strangers graffiti door.

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    1. Thanks, Gordon, for the comment. I have more photos of that graffiti part of Castiglioncello town to post. However, it lies almost two hours south by car from the southernmost Cinque terre town. So if you travel from Cannes, it’s not really on the way. Even Pisa is closer. But I hope I’ll get to see it one day.

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